Pakistani police officials examine the bullet-riddled car of Chaudhry Zulfiqar
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Bhutto murder-case prosecutor shot dead in Islamabad

Gunmen have shot dead the prosecutor investigating the murder of Pakistan's ex-leader Benazir Bhutto who was assassinated in 2007.

Police said Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali was ambushed as he was driving from his Islamabad home to a court hearing in the Bhutto case in Rawalpindi.

Pakistan has been plagued by violence in the run-up to a general election on 11 May.

In another incident on Friday, gunmen on a motorcycle killed Sadiq Zaman Khattak, a candidate for the Awami National Party (ANP), along with his young son in the city of Karachi.

Mike Wooldridge reports from Islamabad.

  • 03 May 2013
  • From the section Asia